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Procurement Analyst

Gauteng Market Related
Sector: Retail Trade
Posted: Monday, 30 May 2022

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We are looking for a determined candidate with a positive attitude who will consistently ensure a good working relationship between the company and its suppliers. The role is responsible for developing our existing relationships and researching for new suppliers, while working on the full supply chain, understanding how it fits together and understanding the cost implications. including sales and operations. Cost accounting and/or management accounting background to be able to cost item and to make strategic decisions regarding spares stock holding. 


  1. Strategic initiative to make buying decisions and be able to clean-up our inventory database
  2. All decisions from a procurement perspective will be made by this individual.



  • Purchasing of spares in supply chain for our business with suppliers both locally and imported
  • Strategic decision making to ensure optimal stock levels
  • Costing of stock
  • Drive price negotiations with all suppliers
  • Quality control of all parts/products into the business to ensure the products fit our value systems and our products and ensure the environment is better
  • Dealing with claims and negotiating the best settlement
  • Reporting on the availability and range to end user
  • Create and implement sourcing strategy for the business 
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and long-term contracts while understanding the market
  • Build a plan that focuses on competitive pricing and identifying and executing cost reduction strategies
  • Forecast pricing trends and achieving financial goals
  • Build relationships internally including sales and operations
  • Identify and execute cost reduction strategies
  • Monitor stock on hand, place orders to ensure adequate stock holding while maximizing efficiency
  • Confirm, advise and monitor progress of both local and international supplier ETA's
  • Determine key supply chain KPI’s, monitor and implement effectively
  • Negotiate pricing and manage relationships with external stakeholders
  • Accurately manage all pricing and inputs to determine cost of goods sold
  • Proactively engage suppliers in identifying potential issues, resolutions and opportunities
  • Ensure accurate record keeping and compliance for import/ export procedures and customs documentation
  • Measure and report on effectiveness and productivity across all departments
  • Submit, record and keep track of all pending order forex deposits and payments
  • Check supplier bills for accuracy 
  • Generate new stock codes and descriptions in line with SOPs
  • Maintain current records of all suppliers and contacts in SAP
  • Brief team on new and prospective products
  • Compile spec lists for all products
  • Compile, update and manage the item master date



  • Financial acumen
  • Degree in cost accounting (CIMA)
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Supply chain, purchasing or buying experience
  • SAP Business One experience
  • Experience with a MRP system
  • Experience in utilizing fact based data to drive decisions
  • Experience in building relationships with suppliers and a successful track record of doing so
  • A tertiary degree in cost accounting
  • Desire to gain strategic sourcing experience and develop standing and viable relationships
  • A driver’s license and own transport
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven, determined and proactive
  • Able to work independently or within a team structure
  • Assertive and able to take calculated decisions
  • Resourceful
  • Energetic
  • A never give up attitude
  • A sense of ownership and pride in performance, and its impact on company success
  • Critical thinker with problem-solving skills
  • Team player, with management skills or potential
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Unparalleled communication skills – clear, concise and consistent